My heart spasmed among the peonies like a trout.— E. Lockhart
The most bashful E. Lockhart quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it.
"I can't forget things, or ignore them-bad things that happen," I said.
"I'm a lay-it-all-out person, a dwell-on-it person, an obsess-about-it person. If I hold things in and try to forget or pretend, I become a madman and have panic attacks. I have to talk.
There will be all these fifty-year-old women wearing hot pants and squeezing themselves into pretzel shapes and then there will be me. Just reaching for my toes like they're China. 'Hello there! You're so far away, I can't get to you! Can you even hear me?
Always do what you're afraid to do. ... I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick. I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.
Other people apologize and don't mean t "Sorry, but you shouldn't have.
.." or "Sorry, but I just didn't..." They apologize while telling you that they were right all along, which is the opposite of an actual apology.
8. Fact: It is a bad idea to date a known cheater, because even if he doesn't cheat on you, you will always know he's capable of it and will never fully trust him. Then you will become even more insecure and neurotic than you already are.
What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love?
Maybe a friend is someone who wants your updates.
Even if they're boring. Or sad. Or annoyingly cutesy. A friend says “Sign me up for your boring crap, yes indeed”-because he likes you anyways. He'll tolerate your junk.
A tomato may be a fruit, but it is a singular fruit.
A savory fruit. A fruit that has ambitions far beyond the ambitions of other fruits.
Everything doesn't seem like anything when you love someone. Especially when you're young.
White Chocolate. Intense, sweet. But not deep. Okay for prom dates or flings, but not to get serious..Milk chocolates are guys you could date for like a few months, and dark chocolates are for love.
Singin' in the Rain was most excellent if you like movies where people burst into song and tap-dance. Which I do, though not as much as I like movies where people don't.
We should not accept an evil we can change.
Sometimes it's a good idea to think about what you want from a situation, and try to get it, rather than just blurt out the first thing that comes into your head.
Never take a seat in the back of the room. Winners sit up front.
How was I supposed to concentrate on my mental health when my therapist was encased in orange sparkle madness?
Dances are generally more fun to think about and get ready for than they actually are when you get there.
Gideon laughed. "I like to be direct." "Okay," I said. "But I warn you, I like to be evasive, inserutable and generally send mixed messages." "I doubt it." "Human interaction is not my strong point," I told him. "Not seriously." "Seriously," I said. Thinking: There is so much about me he doesn't know. Gideon put his hand on my leg. "What's your strong point, then?" "Goats," I told him. "I am excellent with goats.
I say, thirteen is too many dogs for good mental health.
Five is pretty much the limit. More than five dogs and you forfeit your right to call yourself entirely sane. Even if the dogs are small.
You can't have an ending. It's impossible. Because unlike in the movies, life goes on. You're never at the end until you die.
Sex Ed - when I finally got to take it - was all about biology and birth control and nothing about anything that actually goes on between people.
Absorbing the fact that sometimes, people do cut you slack and forgive you and want you anyway. Sometimes they do. And when they do, even if it's not a happy ending, it is delicious
She doesn't feel like crying anymore.
Secrets are more powerful when people know you've got them," said Mr.
Sutton. "You show them the tiniest edge of your secret, but the rest you keep under wraps.
I suffer migraines. I do not suffer fools.
She will not be simple and sweet. She will not be what people tell her she should be.
..we'll deal with it, because the good outweighs the bad.
Be a little kinder than you have to.
If those are your friends, you've got no need for enemies.
It shattered something inside me that hadn't been broken before.
I hate those endless descriptions of a heroine's physical attributes .
. . it really bothers me how in books it seems like the only two choices are perfection or self-hatred. As if readers will only like a character who's ideal--or completely shattered.
These guys, they were so sure of their places in life--so deeply confident of their merit and their future--they didn't need any kind of front at all.
My problem is I can think whatever I think—girl power, solidarity, Gloria Steinem rah rah rah — but I still feel the way I feel. Which is jealous. And pissy about little things.
There was nothing I could say in retaliation except something that would confuse her.
You are my girlfriend," whispered Matthew.
" You're my girl and I'm your guy, and you're my girl and I'm your guy. Let's not fight." -pg 126
I know they're not getting divorced or anything, but when your parents argue it makes the whole universe seem like it's tipping, like everything could change if they got mad enough at each other, like the world isn't a safe place. And of course, that's true, isn't it? The world is not a safe place.
I like to be direct." "Okay," I said. "But I warn you, I like to be evasive, inserutable and generally send mixed messages." "I doubt it." "Human interaction is not my strong point," I told him.
I think it was the institution...I was trying to master it.
Do not think about guys who have broken your heart six ways.
It is mentally deranged to chase after heartbreak.
If you don't want to be in an argument with someone, it is probably best to try to solve the problem, rather than lying around hoping the other person will do it for you.
I sit around too much, waiting for other people to do stuff and angsting about stuff they've done, without doing anything myself.
There's something about seeing a guy's feelings written down, something about him taking that risk and committing that heart to paper, that means so much more than anything he could just say.
Silence is a protective coating over pain.
Because on some level, even though it never turns out to be true, and even though I should know better, I still expect life to be like the movies.
Frankie appreciated both the accolades and the rejections equally, because both meant she'd had an impact. She wasn't a person who needed to be liked so much as she was a person who liked to be notorious.
...a box where she was expected to be sweet and sensitive (but not oversensitive); a box for young and pretty girls who were not as bright or powerful as their boyfriends. A box for people who were not forces to be reckoned with.
I swear, I have no understanding of other human beings.
I looked at her. my lovely, tall mother with her pretty coil of hair and her hard, bitter mouth. Her veins were never open. Her heart never leapt out to flop helplessly on the lawn. She never melted into puddles. She was normal. Always. At any cost.